Associate Professor, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Patient Care Emphasis

Cardiovascular Disease, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Intensive Care


Medical School

University of Baghdad, Iraq

Board Certification

American Board of Pediatrics, Cardiology Subspecialty


Basheer Hospital, Jordan


Basheer Hospital, Jordan


The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital - Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Awards and Honors

Certificates in Neonatal Advanced Life Support (NALS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Cardiology, American Medical Association, American Society of Pediatric Care Medicine

Selected Research

Absi M, Kumar ST, Sandhu H. The Use of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation-Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Prolonged Cardiac Arrest in Pediatric Patients: Is it Time to Expand It? Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Sep;33(9):e67-e70. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000000923. PMID: 27741068.

Absi M, Bocchini C, Price JF, Adachi I. F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positive emission tomography/CT imaging for left ventricular assist device-associated infections in children. Cardiol Young. 2018 Oct;28(10):1157-1159. doi: 10.1017/S1047951118000628. Epub 2018 Jul 20. PMID: 30027859.

Absi M, Sainathan S, Beasley G, Boston U. Use of a novel antiplatelet agent cangrelor in an infant supported with a ventricular assist device. Artif Organs. 2020 May;44(5):532-533. doi: 10.1111/aor.13613. Epub 2020 Jan 19. PMID: 31957028.